COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

These are challenging times for us all. Thank you for diving in to ensure that our neighbors could rely on the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana as a source of support. Many of our neighbors are turning to us for the first time in their lives. Others need us more than ever before. The work of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has never been so critical. During this crisis, your support has allowed us to: Increase Lake County individuals served by 70% since February Increase Porter County individuals served by 40% since…Read more
$240,000 Raised for Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

$240,000 Raised for Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

One month ago, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana was issued a challenge, inspired by the generosity of Civic Leaders, Tom Sourlis and Sue Eleuterio. Charged to raise matching funds of $125,000, the Food Bank reached out to YOU, our NW Indiana community for help. Knowing the impact that these funds would have on our struggling neighbors during this critical time, YOU responded to help us far exceed the goal. TOGETHER, we raised more than $240,000 towards the “Community Strong Emergency Relief Match”, nearly double Tom and Sue’s challenge amount. Combined, the total amount provides 1,095,000 meals. And the timing…Read more

Lake County Foundations Unite To Provide $12,500 for Emergency Food Assistance

       Through a united effort to provide emergency food assistance, Legacy Foundation, Foundations of East Chicago, and Crown Point Community Foundation presented the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana with a $12,500 grant award. The contribution will support new programming focused on serving community members most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes: Targeted Mobile Market Food Distributions for Displaced/Unemployed Individuals in the restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries, experiencing immediate loss of income. Senior Food Box Deliveries for high risk, shut in, lacking transportation, or do not qualify for any type of government assistance. The contribution…Read more

Fifth Third Invests $10,000 to Support Food Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from Fifth Third Bank to assist with COVID-19 emergency food assistance. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented time, but will get through it on the strength of our community”, said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “The gift from Fifth Third helps with the increased capacity demanded by our neighbors in need during this time of crisis”. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana continues to adjust operations to address the increased need for food assistance resulting from the COVID-19…Read more

NextEra Energy Resources Contributes $10,000 for COVID-19 Response

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from NextEra Energy Resources, through the NextEra Energy Foundation. The funds are part of an overall $1.5 million gift of COVID-19 emergency assistance from the NextEra Energy family of companies for partner organizations across the country. The emergency funds, provided by the NextEra Energy Foundation, will be distributed to organizations working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis to provide critical support to the most vulnerable members of our communities. “As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are committed to assisting…Read more
Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

Community Strong Emergency Relief Match

DONATE NOW! UPDATE: $240,000 Raised. THANK YOU Northwest Indiana! Civic leaders Tom Sourlis and Sue Eleuterio have generously offered to match all donations to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, dollar for dollar, during the month of April---up to $125,000. This gesture of compassion and support comes as we increase our emergency relief efforts to address the consistently growing need in our community amid the COVID-19 crisis. Will you help us take full advantage of the match to support the increased immediate costs associated with acquiring and distributing food to people in need…Read more
Indiana National Guard Supports the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Indiana National Guard Supports the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Governor Eric Holcomb has deployed the Indiana National Guard to help six food banks address the growing need for food assistance. “The food banks are in Marion County (2), Bloomington, Lafayette, Fort Wayne & Merrillville. The Indiana National Guard will work at mobile food distribution sites across the State”, said Governor Holcomb. Today, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana welcomed 12 troops to support increased emergency assistance operations, working alongside staff, and filling critical volunteer roles. The Guard will work with staff during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, with…Read more
New Statewide Map for Hoosiers Seeking Food Assistance

New Statewide Map for Hoosiers Seeking Food Assistance

New, interactive online tool will make it easier for families to find food resources near home; site will be updated to reflect current openings and closures INDIANAPOLIS– The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the state’s  food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, has developed a statewide, interactive map that will help Hoosiers seeking food assistance find what they need. The map is online here, and will be prominently featured at www.fssa.in.gov. The map can be used on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices. “Many Hoosiers’ situations have…Read more
Case Statement for Emergency Support – COVID-19 Response

Case Statement for Emergency Support – COVID-19 Response

When our neighbors are struggling, the Food Bank is there – every day of the year. Our efficient work and network of community partners means that we are uniquely prepared to respond to crises. Thanks in part to our generous donors, we have a proud history of supporting our neighbors as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters of all types. With our community in the grips of COVID-19, we are adjusting our operations to meet the increased needs of today while preparing for continued challenges in the weeks and months…Read more
Emergency Food Assistance Plan

Emergency Food Assistance Plan

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana extends our gratitude to our entire network of partners, donors, volunteers, and friends who have rallied together to help us serve our neighbors in the Region. “We are positioning our operations and inventory to adequately address the growing needs of our community by providing food assistance and other critical resources,” said Victor A. Garcia, Executive Director. “Our distribution, delivery, and pickup programs remain open and will continue as such with the utmost caution and preparedness to ensure that children, seniors, limited-resourced families, and others who need it,…Read more